I wrote this about three years ago and suddenly found it in my archive of poems.
Love, how you marvel me with unending surprises
Brings me boundless joy, yet springs with crisis
Thy beauty like flowers that blossom showing forth it’s petals
Springing o’er the fields like bits of metals
Unto you my hands swing, unto you I cling
I pray thou anger shows no sting
For freely you go, yet men chase
Oh Love, we all seek thy face
We stay as captives cast under thy spell
Yea, we crave to leave thy pleasured cell
We hear tales; how men fall at thy presence
Bound by your enormous deeds and glorious essence
Many we’ve heard and more untold
How you melt hardened hearts, this mystery we wish to unfold
I stumbled on this pic while reading an article on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and surprisingly found connections between her and the great Icon, Chinua Achebe.
Adichie enrolled in medical school in Nigeria, but dropped out at age 19 to attend Drexel University in Philadelphia on a scholarship. She ended up graduating from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in communication and political science.
Adichie’s mother was the University of Nigeria’s first female registrar, serving as the head of the administrative section of the university.(hmm, no wonder!)
After reading Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart,” Adichie was inspired by seeing her own life represented in the pages. She once said,
I realized that people who looked like me could live in books.
Adichie and her family even lived in a home in Nsukka that was once owned by Chinua Achebe, further strengthening the connection between the two Igbo literary legends.
Enough of history, now back to that lovely pic of hers. :) I just find it amazing how she has kept her private life from the public.
She is someone I’ve always looked up to; A perfect mixture of brains and beauty.